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#1 MrCuttingCrewed

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:35 PM

In lieu of having only 2 games in the coming week, I was thinking why not share your experiences meeting Canucks and/or other NHLers at the rink or at signings. Was there a certain player or moment that stuck out to you either positively or negatively? Anyone that we should steer clear of?

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:37 PM

I've seen Trevor Linden a couple of times and he seems like a really good guy.

I'v also heard that dany heatly's a d**k

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:41 PM

Met Trevor Linden nicest celebrity I have ever met bar none.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:41 PM

I know how much you guys love him around here, Mason Raymond

Actually stops, and acknowledges you as a human being. Comes by work every so often

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:43 PM

Trevor Linden is by far the nicest. Honorable mention to Markus Naslund.

Ken Dryden is a jerk.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:46 PM

met loads of 'em

Markus Naslund.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:53 PM

MayRay is really nice. He went 2 hours over a signing limit for fans and took pictures with everyone standing up and all casual. Kesler on the other hand sat enclosed in a booth with a scowl. So Kes is a bit of d**k, but Raymond is a super nice guy!
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:55 PM

I met Alexander Burmistrov... he liked to party.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:55 PM

Trevor Linden and Alex Burrows

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:56 PM

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:56 PM

Dan Hamhuis. Classy guy.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:59 PM

I met Ken Dryden at Capitol Hill (hes an MP or Senator or something, used to be a cabinet minister), he was a really really nice guy, had probably a 5 minute chat with him. really, really classy guy! Markus Naslund is also really nice, but he's pretty quiet.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:59 PM

I've only ever had the chance to meet Kesler since I have really awful luck with signings and always come a couple of minutes late before the players leave.

People say Kesler's a douche, but when I met him he was really nice and all smiles. Might've just been laughing at me because at the moment I was being a big fan-girl who was completely shocked and nervous haha.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:01 PM

Ken Dryden is a jerk.


Ken Dryden is the nicest hockey player I've ever met! in what circumstances did you meet him? because after meeting him I find it very hard to believe that anyone could think he's a jerk.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:02 PM

I've only met Booth, and he is really chill and nice. Always smiling; a genuine smile, not fake smiles for the fans.

My friend met Lappy and said that he was really chill too.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:02 PM

I'v also heard that dany heatly's a d**k


He's a ???? all-star, everybody else is on a level beneath him.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:09 PM

haven't had any chance to meet any myself :( but my friend also said lappy was nice.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:10 PM

My Parents are in their 80's and they have talked to Roberto Luongo
a couple of times, and they say He was really friendly.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:12 PM

Ken Dryden is the nicest hockey player I've ever met! in what circumstances did you meet him? because after meeting him I find it very hard to believe that anyone could think he's a jerk.


It could have just been a bad day but we met him at a signing probably 15 years ago. He just grabbed his book(The Game) out of my hands signed it and didn't say a word to us. And a couple kids ahead of us asked for an extra signature on their jerseys and he basically yelled at them saying he was only signing one item.

Could of just been a bad day but even on my worse days, I'm still decent with people.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:14 PM

Burrows is pretty nice/friendly.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:17 PM

For all you old timers. My dad met Eddie Shack.
Lots of fun, big jokester. Always had a great story to tell.
And he loved wearing hats.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:19 PM

Met Tiger Williams, realllllly nice guy. Gino Odjick was also pretty nice.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:20 PM

It could have just been a bad day but we met him at a signing probably 15 years ago. He just grabbed his book(The Game) out of my hands signed it and didn't say a word to us. And a couple kids ahead of us asked for an extra signature on their jerseys and he basically yelled at them saying he was only signing one item.

Could of just been a bad day but even on my worse days, I'm still decent with people.


Probably just grumpy that day D: , I met him a couple of years ago, and although I didnt ask him to sign anything I had a nice long chat with him... extremely nice guy, when I met him at least :P
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:23 PM

I met MayRay and he didn't seem too happy to sign my jeresy but at least he took the time to acknowledge me. I also had picture with Wellwood and the same scenario, he didn't seem pleased to take a picture with me. Maybe they're nicer to girls?

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:24 PM

Marty Gelinas (asked me what i did for a living)

But bar none the nicest Canuck I have ever met is Greg Adams (I won a contest when I was 15 to caddy him in a golf tourney- so I spent 7 full hours with him. He is genuine, funny, friendly and well liked). He asked me to come back and caddy him again a second time the next year (Andy Moog holds an annual golf tourney in Penticton I used to meet hockey players tehre all off the time.

Cliff Ronning is a very nice man too, I met him when I was 15 and he recognized me 8 years later in a bar in Calgary :D

Most recently I met a bunch of the Canucks at the hotel last year the day before the playoffs...I remember Hodgson had the biggest smile, he looked like a kid in the candy store...but it was a quick hand shake to all of the players and "kick some A$$ boys" My mom was with me I was trying hard not to embarras myself :D

But Id have to say Greg wins :D
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:24 PM

sadly, probably Cody Hodgson :/
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:27 PM

nicest player -joe niewendyk, pure class!

only canuck ive ever met - pavel bure

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:28 PM

Brian Boucher, really nice dude even though I was dressed in Canuck colours!
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:33 PM

I met Linden at Hockey Day in Canada this year. He was getting totally mobbed at the CBC booth after the official autograph signing but he was still really nice and singing everything he could. He made my total canucks fandom life when he acknowledged me and my old school CCM stick and rink Linden jersey and pulled it out of the crowd to sign it. :frantic:

Met MayRay at a singing at a GM dealer in Abbey. He was really nice, polite, quiet and friendly. Seemed really genuine.

Kes and LaPierre at the Skate With The Canucks event. I think they both were in autograph session mode and signing along the line. They were nice but it's not an environment conducive to really talking since the organizers were really pushing to get everyone through. Lappy signed the obligatory one thing, and then did an extra for me totally unprompted while I waited for Kes. Kes did my jersey and an extra item too (yearbook).
(On another note, I have a photo of the Linden/Kes autographed jerseys side by side and want to do it as my profile pic but they won't UPLOAD... any help? Tried downsizing to a smaller file but still doesn't work)

On the negative side, when I lived in Victoria Gretzky was there for a golf tourney, I wasn't super interested in meeting him (if it happened it happened, but he wasn't who I was there for). During and for weeks after I kept hearing stories about how big of a jerk he was. There was someone I was talking to who saw him walk away from a kid really rudely after the cameras had been turned off.

Mario Lemieux was also there and was supposedly really nice.

Edited by linden16kesler17, 12 March 2012 - 09:35 PM.


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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:41 PM

Hamhuis, Linden, and Naslund
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